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The zones of discrimination for M-Score is as such:
An M-Score of less than -2.22 suggests that the company is not an accounting manipulator.
An M-Score of greater than -2.22 signals that the company is likely an accounting manipulator.
During the past 13 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc was -0.55. The lowest was -3.03. And the median was -2.45.
The M-score was created by Professor Messod Beneish. Instead of measuring the bankruptcy risk (Z-Score) or business trend (F-Score), M-score can be used to detect the risk of earnings manipulation. This is the original research paper on M-score.
The M-Score Variables:
The M-score of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc for today is based on a combination of the following eight different indices:
|M||=||-4.84||+||0.92 * DSRI||+||0.528 * GMI||+||0.404 * AQI||+||0.892 * SGI||+||0.115 * DEPI|
|=||-4.84||+||0.92 * 0.7688||+||0.528 * 0.9253||+||0.404 * 1.0098||+||0.892 * 1.2248||+||0.115 * 0.7342|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 1.0452||+||4.679 * -0.0208||-||0.327 * 0.9399|
|This Year (Mar15) TTM:||Last Year (Mar14) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $2,538 Mil.|
Revenue was 3918.8 + 4492.8 + 4171.4 + 4321.9 = $16,905 Mil.
Gross Profit was 1822.5 + 2091.9 + 1933.6 + 1846.5 = $7,695 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $6,181 Mil.
Total Assets was $41,857 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $2,384 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $1,736 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $4,857 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $6,861 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $10,696 Mil.
Net Income was 385.1 + 601.2 + 471.6 + 278.5 = $1,736 Mil.
Non Operating Income was -3.9 + 4.9 + 5.2 + 1.5 = $8 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 80 + 953.7 + 676 + 888.7 = $2,598 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $2,696 Mil.
Revenue was 3903.5 + 3466.9 + 3191.8 + 3240.1 = $13,802 Mil.
Gross Profit was 1620 + 1481.7 + 1347.9 + 1363.2 = $5,813 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $7,306 Mil.
Total Assets was $46,134 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $2,489 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $1,115 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $3,794 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $5,392 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $15,197 Mil.
1. DSRI = Days Sales in Receivables Index
A large increase in DSR could be indicative of revenue inflation.
|DSRI||=||(Receivables_t / Revenue_t)||/||(Receivables_t-1 / Revenue_t-1)|
|=||(2538 / 16904.9)||/||(2695.5 / 13802.3)|
2. GMI = Gross Margin Index
Measured as the ratio of gross margin in year t-1 to gross margin in year t.
Gross margin has deteriorated when this index is above 1. A firm with poorer prospects is more likely to manipulate earnings.
|=||(GrossProfit_t-1 / Revenue_t-1)||/||(GrossProfit_t / Revenue_t)|
|=||(2091.9 / 13802.3)||/||(1822.5 / 16904.9)|
3. AQI = Asset Quality Index
AQI is the ratio of asset quality in year t to year t-1.
|AQI||=||(1 - (CurrentAssets_t + PPE_t) / TotalAssets_t)||/||(1 - (CurrentAssets_t-1 + PPE_t-1) / TotalAssets_t-1)|
|=||(1 - (6180.5 + 2384.2) / 41857.3)||/||(1 - (7306.1 + 2488.7) / 46133.7)|
4. SGI = Sales Growth Index
Ratio of sales in year t to sales in year t-1.
Sales growth is not itself a measure of manipulation. However, growth companies are likely to find themselves under pressure to manipulate in order to keep up appearances.
5. DEPI = Depreciation Index
Measured as the ratio of the rate of depreciation in year t-1 to the corresponding rate in year t.
DEPI greater than 1 indicates that assets are being depreciated at a slower rate. This suggests that the firm might be revising useful asset life assumptions upwards, or adopting a new method that is income friendly.
|DEPI||=||(Depreciation_t-1 / (Depreciaton_t-1 + PPE_t-1))||/||(Depreciation_t / (Depreciaton_t + PPE_t))|
|=||(1114.5 / (1114.5 + 2488.7))||/||(1735.5 / (1735.5 + 2384.2))|
6. SGAI = Sales, General and Administrative expenses Index
The ratio of SGA expenses in year t relative to year t-1.
SGA expenses index > 1 means that the company is becoming less efficient in generate sales.
|SGAI||=||(SGA_t / Sales_t)||/||(SGA_t-1 /Sales_t-1)|
|=||(4856.5 / 16904.9)||/||(3793.8 / 13802.3)|
7. LVGI = Leverage Index
The ratio of total debt to total assets in year t relative to yeat t-1.
An LVGI > 1 indicates an increase$sgai= in leverage
|LVGI||=||((LTD_t + CurrentLiabilities_t) / TotalAssets_t)||/||((LTD_t-1 + CurrentLiabilities_t-1) / TotalAssets_t-1)|
|=||((10696.2 + 6861) / 41857.3)||/||((15196.9 + 5391.5) / 46133.7)|
8. TATA = Total Accruals to Total Assets
Total accruals calculated as the change in working capital accounts other than cash less depreciation.
|=||(NetIncome_t - NonOperatingIncome_t||-||CashFlowsfromOperations_t)||/||TotalAssets_t|
|=||(1736.4 - 7.7||-||2598.4)||/||41857.3|
An M-Score of less than -2.22 suggests that the company will not be a manipulator. An M-Score of greater than -2.22 signals that the company is likely to be a manipulator.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc has a M-score of -2.64 suggests that the company will not be a manipulator.
Altman Z-Score, Piotroski F-Score, Accounts Receivable, Revenue, Gross Profit, Total Current Assets, Total Assets, Property, Plant and Equipment, Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization, Selling, General & Admin. Expense, Total Current Liabilities, Long-Term Debt, Net Income, Non Operating Income, Cash Flow from Operations
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc Annual Data
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